FC: Alert! President Bush declares national emergency

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Wed Jun 26 2002 - 09:57:35 PDT

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    On the House floor yesterday:
    >5:42 P.M. -
    >The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President 
    >transmitting a 6-month report on the national emergency to deal with the 
    >threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United 
    >States caused by the lapse of the Export Administration Act of 1979 - 
    >referred to the Committee on International Relations and ordered to be 
    >printed (H. Doc. 107-235).
    This is of course a recurring event, which every president does with a 
    metronome's regularity. It allows current export regulations (think crypto) 
    to remain in place.
    Here's a previous Politech message from 1998 in which Clinton did the same 
    thing (before my web-accessible archives begin, so the link is to Dave 
    Farber's list):
    See also a quote from the Church report:
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